31 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

31 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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31 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
+2
train + Fly + ferry:  8​h 15​min
4
Boracay, Philippines
— 4 nights
+2
ferry + Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
5
Kuta, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Ubud, Indonesia
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
7
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  6​h 30​min
9
Koh Tao, Thailand
— 2 nights
ferry + Fly:  5​h
10
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: New York City, United States

3
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
On the 3rd (Mon), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Old Quarter, then explore the activities along West Lake, and then take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi travel itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Hanoi is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Hanoi is 12 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Hanoi

#Historic Sites, #Tours, #Neighborhoods
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Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
West Lake ©
West Lake

2
nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©
Once a small village in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap now serves as a gateway to the Angkor region's World Heritage-listed temple and other attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): look for gifts at Very Berry -Handmade in Cambodia, explore the ancient world of Ta Prohm, and then delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, then explore the ancient world of Angkor Thom, then explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Siem Reap tour planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hanoi to Siem Reap takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In December, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Siem Reap

#Historic Sites, #Spas, #Shopping
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

3
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, head outdoors with SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Siem Reap to Bangkok in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. December in Bangkok sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Bangkok

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites, #Parks
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 10:
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Safari World ©
Safari World
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

4
nights
Boracay, Philippines

Boracay ©
*** Please note that Boracay Island was closed to tourists for six months starting April 26, 2018.
Spend the 13th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at White Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balinghai Beach, and have some family-friendly fun at Virtual World.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Boracay travel planning tool .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and ferry from Bangkok to Boracay in 8.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Philippines Time (PHT) is 1 hour. When traveling from Bangkok in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Boracay, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 75°F. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Kuta.

Things to do in Boracay

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 14:
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White Beach ©
White Beach
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
Diniwid Beach ©
Diniwid Beach

3
nights
Kuta, Indonesia

Kuta ©
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Go for a jaunt from Kuta to Beraban to see Tanah Lot Temple about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a splash at Waterbom Bali, have fun at SuperHuman Fitness Bali, stroll through Sanur Beach, and look for gifts at Feather and Find.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kuta day trip app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Boracay to Kuta in 7 hours. When traveling from Boracay in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kuta: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ubud.

Things to do in Kuta

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Seminyak, Tanah Lot Temple, Pantai Sanur
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:
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Pantai Sanur ©
Pantai Sanur
Waterbom Bali ©
Waterbom Bali
Kuta Beach - Bali ©
Kuta Beach - Bali

3
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Safari Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirta Empul Temple, and then identify plant and animal life at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ubud visit planning site .

You can drive from Kuta to Ubud in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Ubud sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Ubud

#Spas, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Elephant Safari Park, Tirta Empul Temple
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Spas & Wellness
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple

2
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Ubud to Kuala Lumpur in 6 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

#Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Laser Battle ©
Laser Battle
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KL Bird Park ©
KL Bird Park

4
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Step out of Singapore to go to Sentosa Island and see Universal Studios Singapore, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll through Singapore Zoo, don't miss a visit to Raffles Hotel Arcade, enjoy breathtaking views from Singapore Flyer, and take in the waterfront activity at Marina Bay.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Singapore road trip planning site .

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Singapore sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 77°F at night. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Singapore

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
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Gardens by the Bay ©
Gardens by the Bay
Universal Studios Singapore ©
Universal Studios Singapore
Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo

2
nights
Koh Tao, Thailand

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Koh Tao trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Singapore to Koh Tao in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Koh Tao due to the time zone difference. In December in Koh Tao, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Koh Tao

#Adventure, #Wildlife, #Tours
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
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Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Take a break from Chiang Mai with a short trip to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in Doi Suthep, about 1h 15 min away. Spend the 29th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, browse the eclectic array of goods at Night Bazaar, and don't miss a visit to Wat Ched Yot.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Chiang Mai tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Chiang Mai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Koh Tao in December since evenings lows in Chiang Mai dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Chiang Mai Zoo ©
Chiang Mai Zoo
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

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